Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2001, acrylic, wax crayon, and cut-and-pasted paper on paper, 48 7/8 × 39 inches (124 × 99 cm) © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo by Rob McKeever
Untitled (In Beauty it is finished), 1983–2002 (detail)
Acrylic, wax crayon, pencil and pen on handmade paper in unbound handmade book, 36 pages
Each page: 22 3/8 × 15 3/4 inches (56.8 × 40 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation
“Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008”
Installation view at Gagosian West 21st Street, New York
Artworks © Cy Twombly Foundation
Photo by Rob McKeever
I went to Gagosian at 21st street to see Cy Twombly In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008.
The title of the show said Drawings. Before I went, I had wondered that most of his art works were looked like drawings. Then, what look like his “real” drawings?
The show was absolutely gorgeous. From the press release;
Throughout his career, Twombly sustained an active engagement with drawing, gesture, and making marks on paper. His urgent, meandering lines embody the intimate energies that carry over into his paintings, sculptures, and photography. Despite their enigmatic qualities, Twombly’s drawings are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. At once economical and deeply sensual, they contain a timeless language, mediating between ancient and modern culture.